Age-appropriate features start building key research skills. Weekly rotating content on the home page increases interactivity with engaging features that encourage students to discover more content within Britannica Library. Articles are illustrated with photos, videos, diagrams, and maps to help students learn to compare text and multimedia resources as they collect their evidence. Article text is “chunked” to make it easy for young patrons to focus on the informational content they are reading.
Thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, editor-recommended websites, and three separate databases make Britannica School the go-to site with elementary reading levels. Responsive design for access to all content from any device. Easy-to-analyze reports indicate usage over time. Integration with popular learning and library management systems offers easy access for everyone. Learning Zone provides age-appropriate, play-based activities for children ages 4-7.
A full-text interface which combines elements of an encyclopedia with an article search. Covers databases designed for students and educators. Databases include Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Primary Search, TopicOverviews K-5, Teacher Reference Center and TOPICsearch.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. PDF backfiles are available as far back as 1922 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post and more. In addition, Science News is available in HTML back to 1975.
Designed for middle school libraries, this database contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays. In addition, it includes primary source documents, reference books and a vast image collection. Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History and reference books such as the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of Animals. Full-text magazines include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles) that provide educators with an estimate of the result’s reading difficulty and the approximate grade-level reading ability required for comprehension. Lexiles help teachers meet the needs of students with varying reading abilities and interests and allow students to read along at their own pace.
Novelist is an electronic readers' advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. In includes 90,000 full text reviews, over 36,000 subject headings and a complete spectrum of searching options, including searching by title, by author or simply by describing pertinent plot details.
Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration and more. Primary Search provides students with encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. In addition, the database includes full-text popular magazines including those from Cricket Media, such as Ladybug and Spider. Other magazines include Highlights, Junior Scholastic and dozens more. All full-text articles, many available in color PDF, are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles) to provide educators with an estimate of the result’s reading difficulty and the approximate grade-level reading ability required for comprehension. Lexiles help teachers meet the needs of students with varying reading abilities and interests and allow students to read along at their own pace.
The School Center resources can help students in elementary, middle and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. Materials begin with 4th grade.